The Easel

Nick Moore writes on Robert Motherwell, “Abstract Expressionism” at the Bernard Jacobson Gallery

Among Abstract Expressionists, Motherwell was the odd man out. He had family money and a first rate education. His outlook was intellectual, “too French”. He felt no particular need to develop a signature style. Perhaps as a result, he is not always given his due as a great abstract painter. However, at a show in London his “versatility and breadth”, in painting and collage, is on full display.